Team

Management

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Christian Bettstetter is professor for mobile systems at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He leads the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems and is also the founding scientific director of Lakeside Labs. He has 20 years of experience in academic and industrial research and leadership. His work in wireless communications and self-organization in networked systems resulted in 130 scientific publications, two of which are cited more than thousand times. He holds master level and doctoral degrees in electrical and information engineering from TU München (Germany).

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Kornelia Lienbacher is secretary in the team of Christian Bettstetter. She manages and supports the team with administrative issues, including financial and travel aspects, and communicates with the university’s central administration.

Senior Researchers

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Udo Schilcher is an expert on wireless communications and stochastic modeling of networked systems. He holds a doctoral degree in information and communications engineering and master level degrees in informatics and mathematics from the University Klagenfurt (Austria). He has more than ten years of experience in academic research.

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Jorge F. Schmidt is an expert on wireless communications and signal processing. He holds a doctoral and an electronic engineer degree from the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) and has worked many years in Finland, Argentina, and Spain before coming to Klagenfurt.



Evsen Yanmaz is an expert on wireless networking and distributed coordination algorithms with current emphasis on drone networks. She holds an MS from SUNY and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Before joining Bettstetter’s team, she was with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research led to more than 50 publications. She is now a project manager at Lakeside Labs.

Researchers and Doctoral Students

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Mahin K. Atiq is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless systems and stochastic modeling. She works toward her doctoral degree in interference prediction in wireless networks. Mahin holds a master degree in information and communication engineering from Sejong University in Seoul (South Korea).

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Pasquale Grippa is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with multidisciplinary interests in the analysis of networked stochastic and self-organizing systems. He works toward his doctoral degree on decision making in drone-based transport systems. Pasquale holds a master level degree in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno (Italy).

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Samira Hayat is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in communications and coordination in drone networks. He works toward her doctoral degree on wireless networking and drone path planning for search and rescue missions. Samira holds a master degree in telecommunications from the University of Trento (Italy). She is also concerned about the social implications of drones and gives regular talks at events like re:publica and TEDx. She was a guest researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in 2016.

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Daniel Neuhold is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless communications. He works toward his doctoral degree on reliable ultra-wide band sensor networks for airplane and industrial applications. Daniel holds a master level degree in information and communications engineering from the University of Klagenfurt (Austria).

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Micha Rappaport is a researcher at Lakeside Labs, where he develops tools for the design of cyber physical system swarms (Horizon 2020 project CPSwarm). He holds a master level degree in computer engineering from RWTH Aachen. Before joining Lakeside Labs, he gained more than four years of experience as a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt and is expected to finish his doctoral thesis on coordinated recharging in robot networks by mid 2018.


Arke Vogell is a researcher at Lakeside Labs, where he develops algorithms for path planning and obstacle avoidance in aerial robotic systems. He holds a master of science in physics from the University of Hanover (Germany). His thesis at the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization focused on coupled oscillators.